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Productive discussion between EOWC and Eastern Ontario Provincial MPPS

May 27, 2019
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Picton, May 27, 2019 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) held a constructive meeting with their provincial counterparts last Friday, May 24, to discuss issues of interest for Eastern Ontario such as affordable housing, health care, emergency services, and financial impacts on municipal service delivery.

The meeting, co-hosted by EOWC Chair Andy Letham and MPP Todd Smith (also Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade), is an annual gathering of Provincial MPPs and the heads of Council from across the region.

Improved Cell Coverage coming to Lennox and Addington County

May 23, 2019
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Members of Lennox and Addington County Council were delighted by the provincial funding announcement of $71 million to expand and improve wireless broadband infrastructure across Eastern Ontario.

Last week, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Monte McNaughton announced that the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) will receive the funding to help fill gaps in mobile broadband coverage. Currently there are significant gaps in both the reach and capacity of mobile broadband networks across areas of rural Eastern Ontario including significant gaps in Lennox and Addington.

National Access Awareness Week - May 26 to June 1, 2019

May 23, 2019
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The County of Lennox and Addington is recognizing National Access Awareness Week by highlighting the work of the Accessibility Advisory Committee and its ongoing initiatives to increase accessibility for people with disabilities in our community.  

Established in 1988, this observance is in response to a request from Canadian Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen following his Man in Motion World Tour. Rick leads the charge in removing barriers faced by people with disabilities.

County Council Tours Northern Lennox & Addington County

May 9, 2019
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Lennox and Addington County Council had the opportunity to tour facilities and visit attractions in the Northern part of the County on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Scattered with lakes and forests this region is a popular recreational and tourism area. From geocaching, camping, motorcycle tours and stargazing, Northern Lennox and Addington provides opportunity for new business ventures, while stable and prosperous communities offer an enticing home.

EOWC meets Eastern Ontario Federal MPs, discusses cell gap, budget

April 23, 2019
Rob Plumley

Kingston, April 18, 2019 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) and the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) held a constructive meeting with their federal counterparts today, as part of ongoing advocacy efforts to advance priority projects for Eastern Ontario and dialogue with the federal government on issues of interest.

Vacant Tax Rebate and Reduction Programs

January 4, 2019
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The County of Lennox & Addington is considering making changes to its Vacant Tax Rebate and Reduction Programs for Commercial & Industrial properties. These programs have been in place since the current property assessment system was implemented in 1998. The Province has now provided an opportunity to allow municipalities to tailor these programs based upon local needs.

Eric Smith Acclaimed as Lennox and Addington County Warden for 2019

December 14, 2018
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Lennox and Addington County Council wishes to announce that Eric Smith, Reeve of Stone Mills Township, was acclaimed County Warden for the year 2019, at Council’s Inaugural Meeting held on December 12, 2018. This is Eric Smith’s first time serving as the County Warden.

Remembrance Day Hours

November 10, 2018
Rob Plumley

All Lennox & Addington County buildings are closed in observance of Remembrance Day on Monday, November 12th.

Novelis Neighbour Supports Local Project through United Way

November 9, 2018
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Novelis, the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling, will be making a difference in our region, as part of the company’s global Novelis volunteer month projects. Novelis provides large-scale volunteer projects in all major locations.

Quinte Conservation Declares Level 2 Low Water Condition for the Quinte Conservation Watershed

September 21, 2018
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Quinte Conservation and the Low Water Response Team have declared a Level 2 Low Water Condition due to lack of rainfall and low flows throughout the Quinte Watershed.

Quinte Conservation Watershed Monitoring Coordinator Lynette Lambert says, “The long range forecasts do not show much rain and it looks as though the warm and dry conditions will continue into the fall.”